General Chemistry II
Research support framework
The following shows where General Chemistry II fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.
- I can use these resources to identify pro and con positions
- I understand the scholarly conversation in this discipline and can recognize the experts
- Intellectual inquiry
- Engagement with scholarly resources
Library support of CCOGs
These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.
- Critically evaluate sources of scientific information to logically decide the bias, strengths and weaknesses of the information concerning the effect of chemistry and chemical concepts on themselves and their environment
- Students will gather information from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, peer reviewed scientific papers and journals, popular science magazines and journals, the Internet, television and radio.
- Students will apply critical and rational thinking skills to determine the validity of such sources as they make informed decisions on such issues
Course integrated research support
These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.
- Locate published information sources about the effect of chemistry and chemical concepts on humans, and evaluate for context, bias, and authority
- Locate articles in scientific journals and evaluate for context, currency, and peer review
- Devise a research question related to chemistry, within the context of human well being and the environment
- Identify the parties responsible, and their qualifications, for chemistry articles, to evaluate reliability of information
- Select sources for locating relevant chemistry journal articles, including library databases
- Develop a researchable question related to chemistry, and identify the context and perspectives of the authors
- Recognize authors' affiliation statements in journal articles
- Recognize agencies as corporate authors
- Navigate to library website, and select relevant databases
- Use background reading to construct reasonable topic statement